9 month old babies are quickly becoming toy connoisseurs, so it’s important they have the perfect gift that keeps them engaged and is developmentally appropriate. This list of hand-picked, tested toys are the best to buy for Christenings, Christmas and ‘just because’.
Top 10 Tried & Tested Toys
- Hungry Pelican
- Giddy Up and Play Pony
- What Should I Wear
- My First Rugby Ball
- Berg Go2
- The Wonderful World of Peekaboo!
- Musical Bongos
- Birthday Surprise Counting Rag Book
- Bandana Dribble Bibs
- Musical Cube
This larger-than-life cuddly toy is a sensory delight – with chubby cheeks that squeak and floppy feet that rattle, there’s enough to keep a 9 month old busy all day. Best of all, it has an empty, transparent belly, which they can fill up by feeding the pelican through his hungry beak. With mini sea creatures included, babies will be giggling away as they feed shrimp and octopus to their cuddly pelican!
A baby’s best friend
This exciting toy is a great way to keep 9 month old babies busy indoors. The Giddy Up and Play Pony is packed with playful details to offer fun in a variety of ways: an alphabet mane, a spinning rattle, and neighing and trotting sounds that play when its ears are squeezed! When they ask for horse riding lessons in 10 years, you’ll know why!
Activity book with an interactive twist
This is an activity book like no other: with a movable doll, 9 month old babies get to take the dolly from page-to-page, dressing her as they go! Whether it’s a dance rehearsal or a snowy day in winter, babies can pick the perfect wardrobe for every occasion. This quirky, engaging book is also made from cloth, making it extremely durable during playtime!
What a try
It’s important to remember to make hobbies accessible for infants as they figure out their early interests. My First Rugby Ball does exactly that! This fun, squidgy rugby ball comes with a pair of adorable boots named Ruck and Maul – it’s a wicked gift that leads babies into the world of sport with the help of friendly characters!
My first scooter…and bike!
It’s often hard to find toys that can keep up with a 9 month old’s development. Luckily, we’ve found a toy that grows with them! With a sleek, lightweight design, this little go-kart acts as a scooter until they’re ready to start pedalling. Fold the integrated pedals down to transform the Berg Go2, and to help teach crucial pedal skills! It moves quietly, so it’s perfect for indoor use – with this gift, both babies and parents win.
A new way to play
This colourful cloth book brings Peekaboo to life! Packed with exciting jungle animals and quirky characters, this lift-the-flap book has endless surprises to keep babies smiling. Best of all, it’s machine washable, just in case playtime gets a little too excitable!
For a little drummer!
These bongo drums are simple to use and brightly coloured, with exciting animals across the sides. With this gift, 9 month olds get an easy introduction to music – there’s no better way to introduce babies to rhythm and sound: next stop, the Grammys!
Once upon a time…
There’s no better way to calm a bedtime tantrum than with this adorable early-learning book. Made entirely from cotton fabric, it’s lovely to touch, and even comes in a pretty gift box. The story itself is about a family of mice who are planning a birthday surprise for one of their family members – and through these quirky, friendly characters, 9 month olds can learn some vital numeracy and literacy skills!
Stay clean in style
They may be growing fast, but 9 month old babies are still guaranteed to end up with half their dinner down their front. But, with these funky bandana bibs, this is no issue! Made from a fun mix of cotton and fleece, these stylish bibs keep dinner time cool. Complete with adjustable fastenings, this gift can stay with the babies as they grow into toddlers.
A musical surprise on every side!
There’s no better way to get a 9 month old excited about music than with this cube of musical madness. With a padded handle, this toy is easy for babies to grab onto – and they just have to bump it against the floor to get the sounds going! Four of the brightly coloured sides have a farmyard animal that sing their own songs when pressed, and the cube is topped with a small flower mirror. Endless fun with this sensory delight!
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